Haystack Connect 2013 is once again this week’s ControlTalk NOW sponsor. Congratulations to Haystack Connect for an outstanding networking extravaganza and industry first. Industry Evolution and the impact of nHaystack, Big Data, Network Security, Lighting Solutions, ADR, Powerful Controllers, and much more to follow.
The Haystack Connect 2013 Day One’s General Session opened with two dynamic Keynote Speakers: DOE’s George Hernandez’s: Sensors and Controls — How Smart is Smart Enough, followed by eRupublic’s Marina Leight, GOVERNING’S Associate Publisher for Infrastructure’s presentation: There’s Something Happening Here: Creating Great Places to Live for the People Who Live There.
Hosted by the top experts and solution providers in their respective fields, the First Day Sessions focused on: Data Modeling, Light Control Technologies, Data Visualization, [Read more...]
CTA Awards Steering Committee is the sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. The extraordinary BB King Blues Club will be the site of the 2013 ControlTrends Awards. Located in NYC’s Time Square, this famous venue promises to enhance the excitement and entertainment of the CTA’s.
J2 Innovations FIN Builder Creates Fantastic User Experiences, Promotes Company Standards, Is Simple to Use, Saves Time and Money, and Visualizes Any Data Source. Within FIN Builder there is a special feature called central plant builder, this revolutionizes the way you build central plant graphics.
Traditionally 3D plant and piping graphics were only possible [Read more...]
The ControlTrends Community will soon be voting for the 2013 Thermostat of the Year. The Honeywell Prestige IAQ, Viconics, EnTouch, as well as the three other thermostats mentioned in the following article, Nest, Ecobee, and EcoFactor are all well recognized thermostats with an abundance of features and benefits.
I found this article written by Mary Catherine O’Connor posted in the Smart Planet Daily, which is a great source for Smart News and Ideas. Ms. O’Connor delivers a fresh, insightful, and big picture perspective, quite different from the traditional HVAC view, to the discussion of thermostats and the integral role the household thermostat will play in America’s, possibly, the world’s energy future.
By Mary Catherine O’Connor, April 11, 2013, 3:00 AM PDT
Americans are using less energy but are still failing to conserve energy.
That sounds like a contradiction, but it’s not. Because new homes are better insulated and heating and cooling system are more efficient, Americans burned around 10 percent fewer British thermal units to heat and cool their homes in 2009 than they did in 1993, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But during that same period, the amount of energy consumed for appliances, electronics and lighting grew by around 10 percent. [Read more...]
Achieving BACnet Compliance is the eighth in the Understanding BACnet Series from our friends at Contemporary Controls. This video explains how the manufacturer’s products are compliant to the BACnet Standard through their BACnet Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement or PIC Statement.
The DGLux HVAC Time Machine SkySpark is high-end visualization graphic user interface that zeros in on an exact event allowing you to understand why an event occurred and easily prevent its reoccurrence. One week of data can be scanned in minutes and combined with SkySpark Analytics, which automatically finds patterns and faults (Sparks) as they are run against “your rules” of collecting data make it this simple: Click on a Spark and the DGLux HVAC Time Machine instantly redirects you to the precise time frame when your issue occurred providing you with the actionable knowledge you need to achieve maximum performance and efficiency.
It’s happening right now, here, and everywhere — with Building Efficiency! Stand-alone buildings, once inanimate objects are being transformed into thinking, sharing, organisms of energy and active participants in their own operation and management. Invest 2.32 minutes of your time to watch this super cool video The Boom Heard Around the World from Johnson Controls.
This episode of ControlTalk NOW is sponsored by DGLogik, the global leader in Visual Analytics. Visualize the Internet of Things with Drag and Drop Programming using DGLogik’s Affordable DGBox. Now YOU can Build Visually Stunning Applications and Dashboards without Code.
ControlTalk Rewind: Interview with Belimo’s Gary Weber, a proven distribution channel wizard. Also, review the Belimo ZIP Economizer and the 2012 CTA Commercial Product of the Year, the Belimo Energy Valve, as well as the MIT study on the energy savings.
This excerpt from SAS Visual Analytics explains in great detail how Data Visualization is becoming an increasingly important component of analytics in the age of big data:
“Big data is set to offer companies tremendous insight. But with terabytes and petabytes of data pouring in to organizations today, traditional architectures and infrastructures are not up to the challenge. IT teams are burdened with ever-growing requests for data, ad hoc analyses and one-off reports. Decision makers become frustrated because it takes hours or days to get answers to questions, if at all. More users are expecting self-service access to information in a form they can easily understand and share with others. [Read more...]